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Topic # 86667 11-Jul-2011 23:59
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Hi,
I've spent a lot of time looking in to setting up an SPF record and I thought I had it properly setup but when I send test emails to spf-test@openspf.org i get a "none" reply for the spf test.  I also tried sa-test@sendmail.net and I get a "no result present" .


My domain is raise-networks.org.uk and the SPF record I have configured is:

raise-networks.org.uk TXT v=spf1 a mx mx:mail.raise-networks.org.uk -all 

Any help greatly appreciated! 

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  Reply # 492272 12-Jul-2011 03:34
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I think in the TXT record instead of normal space characters you may have copied and pasted some odd character encoding.

Fix up the spaces in a plain text editor, then update the TXT record and wait for TTL to expire and retest.



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 492275 12-Jul-2011 03:47
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HI,
Thanks for taking the time to reply.  I'm not sure I understand what you're saying...

I composed my spf string in Notepad and then pasted the SPF in to my dns server:

v=spf1 a mx mx:mail.raise-networks.org.uk -all

Thanks
 

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  Reply # 492279 12-Jul-2011 07:01
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Its not working, looks like your missing spaces in the syntax

Microsoft have a online tool to create them here

http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/safety/content/technologies/senderid/wizard/

Use MXToolbox to test

http://www.mxtoolbox.com/spf.aspx
 

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  Reply # 492292 12-Jul-2011 08:17
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If I query DNS (using nslookup in Windows) for a domain that I know has SPF configured correctly, the result looks like this:

xyz.com text =
"v=spf1 a mx ip4:x.x.x.x -all"

Your result looks like this:

raise-networks.org.uk text =
"v=spf1"
"a"
"mx"
"ptr"
"ip4:93.174.137.88"
"mx:mail.raise-networks.org.uk"
"mx:raise-networks.co.uk"
"-all"

It seems to be split over multiple lines. I would suggest contacting your DNS host for the correct way to set these up, they should be able to help as it's a standard configuration requirement now.



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  Reply # 492294 12-Jul-2011 08:21
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Thanks for your help.  I have logged a support call with my DNS hosting company as the record that I have added has correct spacing but as you highlight it is showing incorrectly on external sites.

Kate



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  Reply # 492301 12-Jul-2011 08:45
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The spacing problems have now been resolved.  I needed to put " " around my record.

I can now see it showing correctly on MXToolbox.  However, I still get "no result present" when I send a test email to sa-test@sendmail.net

Thanks for your help so far.

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  Reply # 492339 12-Jul-2011 10:13
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Might take awhile for their dns servers to pickup the change, depending on your TTL for the domain, TTL for your domain seems to be set to 24hrs 
http://www.openspf.org/FAQ/Common_mistakes#caching

This online dig still showing the old record just right at the moment
http://tools.bevhost.com/cgi-bin/dnslookup?data=raise-networks.org.uk

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